It’s December in Sag Harbor, NY. The sun begins to dip below the horizon. The first star appears on a velvety, navy blue sky. The colder it gets, the clearer the stars become. Visitors walk along the harbor, watching as the last rays of sunlight kiss the calm water. Cameras attempt to capture the perfection of the scene, but the only way to truly appreciate the beauty of it all, is to take it in enjoying the moment while it lasts. At Baron’s Cove, guests watch the scene from the patio of the second floor restaurant, coming in from the cold to get warm by the fireplace.
On the outdoor patio, a fire pit roars. Guests walking along the harbor come to enjoy a respite from a brisk stroll as they wander inside the lobby lounge for a cocktail, conversation, and live music. The lobby lounge features plush furnishings, with a simply elegant décor that pays homage to Sag Harbor’s nautical origins. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails or to simply relax after a day of exploring the quaint village and all of its offerings.
For generations Sag Harbor has been known to many as a beloved summertime retreat. It was a best kept secret of the 20th century’s great American writers and artists. Truman Capote had a home nearby, and could oftentimes be found in the lounge or in the restaurant, taking a break from writing, or simply enjoying a cocktail and a cigarette with friends. Other artists like Paul Newman, Art Garfunkel, Richard Kind, Jackson Pollock and Kurt Vonnegut were also spotted in the restaurant and hotel. Even John Steinbeck and his wife Elaine set down roots in Sag Harbor. Their home is featured in the opening pages of Steinbeck’s work “Travel’s with Charley” where he sets out from Long Island with his trusted best friend, a standard poodle.
In 2015 Baron’s Cove was lovingly restored to preserve the spirit of its storied past- a spirit of creativity that offered inspiration and relaxation to so many over the years. The new resort maintains the name and footprint of the original structure, which was the first resort development in Sag Harbor, while also expanding to include a brand new pool area, chic guest rooms, a restaurant and bar serving the freshest food and drinks, and beautiful landscaping.
Situated both on the harbor and a just short walk from Main Street, Baron’s Cove has the unique ability to be a quiet, intimate, and accessible place to stay year-round. The Hotel features sixty-seven charming village & harbor facing rooms and suites with plush bedding, and clean, simple décor. There are even accommodations for those who, like Steinbeck, are travelling with their four-legged friends. Family friendly amenities include the harbor side heated saltwater pool, tennis court, fitness studio, spa services, and complimentary beach service with transportation. An onsite concierge is there to assist with hotel amenities, reservations for local restaurants and activities, and information on how to fully enjoy all there is to do in the Sag Harbor area.
In the summertime, visitors come to hit the nearby beaches and soak up sun by the pool. In the fall, local farms and world-class wineries make it a sought after destination. Even in the winter months, families will spend the weekend ice skating or enjoying cocoa by the fire. Anytime of the year you’ll find friends gathered in the lounge after a day of exploring the shops and galleries along Main Street. No matter what the calendar may say, Baron’s Cove is a place to enjoy those special, inspiring moments that can’t be confined to a picture frame.